Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Don't Count on Javascript Links

This may be common sense, but javascript links shouldn't be used as a sort of third exclusion protocol. This is for 2 reasons.

1) People still could theoretically look at the properties on the page, grab the URL, and link it externally. This may result in the page getting indexed.

2) It is been reported that Google at least does, in fact, index links embedded in javascript sometimes, or at least understand them for the purposes of spam detection.

The bottom line: Make sure that you also exclude the popup URL in robots.txt, or exclude it using meta exclusions.

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